Rich Girard, Author at Granite Grok

Rich Girard

Rich Girard is a well known and highly respected conservative public figure and opinion maker in southern New Hampshire.  A native of Manchester, NH, Rich has devoted nearly three decades to serving and educating the community about the critical issues in state and local politics and government.  Rich’s diverse background includes running for and holding public office, providing leadership and management for other candidates’ political campaigns, extensive experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors, being sought as a political commentator by media outlets across the region, and having started and run three businesses, including a marketing and advertising agency, broadcast media company and a financial services practice.

Joyce Craig

Taxes, Mayor Joyce Craig, and Silence in Manchester

Having recently received my tax bill in Manchester, I noticed something.  The tax increase, projected by both Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and the Board of Aldermen at .49%, was actually nearly triple that amount at 1.4%.  In and of itself, a 1.4% tax increase isn’t earth-shattering.

Voter Fraud

“Bad Things Are Happening in Pennsylvania.”

The Trump Campaign released this statement today at 3:08 PM. President Trump Fights for the Integrity of the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime The Trump Campaign is taking critical legal actions in Pennsylvania

Biden Bones Up

Biden the Civil

The “Civility” of Joe Biden A local newspaper recently endorsed Joe Biden’s candidacy for President of these not so United States.  Candidly, that didn’t come as a surprise given the paper’s oft expressed contempt for President Donald J. Trump.  Clearly, they’re anchor tenants of the Never Trump Movement. While the paper praised President Trump’s “many …

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Manchester Charter Question: A Backdoor to School Board Taxing Authority

The question asking Manchester voters to amend the city charter seems simple enough.  It reads as follows: SHALL THE CITY OF MANCHESTER APPROVE THE THE CITY CHARTER AMENDMENT SUMMARIZED BELOW CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE SECTION 8.03 PERIODIC REVIEW (a)  Not less than once every ten (10) years the board of mayor and aldermen shall cause the …

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Manchester NH City Hall

Manchester Mayor Manipulates Meetings in Advance of Mask Votes

Claiming “high risk” behavior by irresponsible citizens threatens the health of city staff and elected officials, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig (D-Ward 1) and at-Large Alderman Dan O’Neil (D-Ward 1), Chairman of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, announced that all meetings of the board and its committees will be remote “until further notice.”  That announcement …

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